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    Question "Chicago Fire" on NBC

    I saw a commercial for this upcoming show on NBC the other day. Just wondered if anyone has heard any nitty gritty on the show. Maybe some body from Chicago got to see any filming? Anyone?
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    I hope the show isn't as bad as the commercials look. Two females in the promo shot, both work the ambulance ("Because we, like, don't want to break our nails with those nasty fire axes!") and are wearing snug-fit T-shirts.

    Chicago FD is a great one. I hope this show does it justice.
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    I love how they took the nose cups out of their masks so people watching can recognize one character from another. I did hear that they brought in someone from the fire service to consult though so maybe that will help. Although, I also heard that it was the same person that consulted on Backdraft, so maybe not. I'll give it a shot though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by yjbrody View Post
    I love how they took the nose cups out of their masks so people watching can recognize one character from another. I did hear that they brought in someone from the fire service to consult though so maybe that will help. Although, I also heard that it was the same person that consulted on Backdraft, so maybe not. I'll give it a shot though.
    Yeah, I can tolerate certain things for the sake of making it practical. Cutting back on smoke, leaving off nose cups, improving voice quality in SCBA, stuff like that.

    It's the other stuff that irritates me. Remember "Rescue 77"? Female medics--all of them slim, white, young, pretty, with long hair--chilling in the station in sports bras and shorts. Puh-leeze.
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    Quote Originally Posted by EastKyFF View Post

    It's the other stuff that irritates me. Remember "Rescue 77"? Female medics--all of them slim, white, young, pretty, with long hair--chilling in the station in sports bras and shorts. Puh-leeze.
    Slim, young, pretty, long haired female medics wearing sports bras and shorts.

    YOU HAVE MY ATTENTION.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DFDMAXX View Post
    Slim, young, pretty, long haired female medics wearing sports bras and shorts.

    YOU HAVE MY ATTENTION.
    Exactly why they did it that way! And sooooo realistic!
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    " Chicago Fire," is being produced by NBC-Universal, under the executive producer (called a "show runner") Dick Wolf, the producer who has put all the "Law & Order" shows on television. It is just another, scripted, dramatic series, similar to many of its predecessors, that will have minimal "B" roll of greater Chicago, apparatus, and some action scenes, but lots of personal interaction between the characters, most of which none of us have ever seen or experienced in a firehouse.

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    I recorded "Chicago Fire." last night and just watched the first twenty minutes. Now I admit I've been out of the active service since 1985, thus I'm not sure if what I saw are new SOP's for most departments or were just Hollywood "make-believe."
    These are the three things I saw:

    1. Working House Fire-White smoke showing from the first floor, with a strong orange glow being seen from the cab of the first arrival apparatus in the first floor interior. Fire had not vented yet. Chief's size-up report to Central is as he exits his vehicle, with no 360 assessment. First crew approaches front door and without any looking, checking, etc., punches in the door with a Halligan, enters without a hose. When the Chief is told that a victim's brother is upstairs & had not exited the building, the aerial is raised and two FF's approach the window. The closest one takes his Halligan and punches in the window without knowing if the fire has been vented. The FF behind him tried to stop him. The window breaks and the first FF says, "See, it must be vented," and enters the room. Suddenly, the FF on the 1st floor says there's no vent and the upper room backdrafts, killing the FF in that room.

    2. At an MVC, they find 2 victims in the car, and no driver. Then, one FF looks at the river and declares the driver was ejected, over the railing of the bridge, into the river, below. Two RFF suit-up and as they're making their way into the river, someone else yells that one of the people looking on is the driver, and another FF runs over and tackles him.

    3. In the firehouse, one of the EMT's passes one of the lead character FF's and passes him a vial of some sort. He moves to a private area and shoots up.

    At that point, I hit the stop button.

    So, I ask you, is this a fairly true representation of the CFD and/or where firefighting in general, has gone since I retired?

    On the off-chance that you may agree with me, please visit http://bit.ly/OXlU05.

    Be safe, and let's make sure everyone comes home!

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    You are over thinking it. Its just a show.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MidazoWHAM! View Post
    You are over thinking it. Its just a show.
    Well, here's under-thinking it.

    It is terrible.
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    The first presidential debate was more interesting than the pilot of Chicago Fire!
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    Just watched it, what a steaming pile of dung. The only part that felt real was the guy talking about his foreclosure and non-existent sex life. THAT was a funny scene.

    The commercial fire scene with the guy hanging over the hole, I was waiting for the "You go, we go" just like Backdraft.

    And they had to make one of the female paramedics gay, so they can fit in with every other hollywood show. I know it's fricking TV, but the same medic does a pleural decompression and a pericardiocentesis, plus gets held at gunpoint, in the first episode? What's left for season three?

    The BC comes to a fire from a boxing bout? And do you think the rescue co. Lt could shave? He shows up at the hospital with 12 o'clock stubble and a leather jacket looking like Mad Max. Just make it stop...
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    The show last night was just as worst as the first show.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CaptOldTimer View Post
    The show last night was just as worst as the first show.
    Maybe even worster!
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    Watched about 5 minutes of it. It had too much of the Law and Order over dramatic feel for my taste.

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    Seriously, if you stick with the show it's very addictive.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wolfn View Post
    Seriously, if you stick with the show it's very addictive.
    Addictive like Toradol? Nice play on words, there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wolfn View Post
    Seriously, if you stick with the show it's very addictive.

    agreed. its got me hooked

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    it can addictive with time....Not a great show but a good enough though

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    Quote Originally Posted by fortion View Post
    it can addictive with time....Not a great show but a good enough though
    Exactly. It won't win any awards or anything, but it's a fun show.
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    My wife watched the premier of the second season so I suffered through it.

    Safe to say it is every bit as stupid as last season and does nothing to bolster the public image of firefighters.
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    I don't know what you guys are talking about. All that stuff happened to my shift just last set! Now we gotta get a new cot for the bus and I need to lay low because an arsonist is after me. Going car shopping this weekend in fact.

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    Whats get me is, they are dispatched on a box alarm of fire. Arrive and smoke and fire showing from one structure with extension to the one next to it. You look at the street and there is a pumper, rescue company, truck company the medic and BC. NO ONE ELSE!! I know something about Chicago and other large cites protocols on dispatching on Box Alarms.

    Also you still some active fire and smoke and the guys are taking up.

    I know it is TV and for the most part it is OK. But for the other part is is totally BS!
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